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Sensitivity and Antibiogram Types of Staphylococcus Species Isolated from Uropathogenic Infections
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Volume 2, 2014
Issue 3 (June)
Pages: 77-82   |   Vol. 2, No. 3, June 2014   |   Follow on         
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Authors
[1]
Orhue P. O., Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Natural Sciences; Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma-Nigeria.
[2]
Momoh A. R. M., Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Clinical Sciences, College of Medicine; Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma-Nigeria.
[3]
Igumbor E. O., Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Natural Sciences; Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma-Nigeria.
[4]
Esumeh F. I., Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Natural Sciences; Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma-Nigeria.
Abstract
Bacteria are capable of invading and infecting humans, leading to disease and sometimes death. Specifically, Staphylococcus bacteria are known to be a common cause of infections with high prevalence worldwide. In this study, the antibiogram types of three strains of staphylococcus bacteria were investigated. The study involves 407 urine samples collected from in and out patients with suspected cases of urinary tract infections attending the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), Benin, Edo State, Nigeria. Overall, the prevalent of staphylococcus infections was 18.67% distributed as staphylococcus aureus (36; 47.37%), Streptococcus faecalis (29; 38.16%) and staphylococcus saprophyticus (11; 14.47%). The Ajumali’s mnemonic coding showed that no two strains of any of the staphylococcus spp were the same and by implication indicating a high resolving power. However, the 18.67% burden of staphylococcus spp as a cause of UTI requires consideration.
Keywords
Urinary Tract Infections, Staphylococcus Species, Antibiogram Types, Ajumali’s Mnemonic Coding
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